Every Monday Night!

The Great Canadian Beer Hall

Some of you may not know this, but I'm a Canadian. And sometimes I miss home, and right now I feel like we all had a hard year, and I feel like America could use some fun and a friend.

So here's an excitement embassy from your neighbour to the north: The Great Canadian Beer Hall.

Every Monday night (5pm to 1am), I'll be turning Dirt Candy into the Canadian bar of my dreams: The Great Canadian Beer Hall. There will be hockey on TV (no NHL games on 1/30 unfortuantely), a bar menu, a bunch of Canadian beers and whiskey, and Bloody Caesars (Canada's cocktail), and CIT0002E applications for Canadian citizenship will be available on request.

The Great Canadian Beer Hall is a home away from home for Canadians living in New York, and a strong and free wonderland for New Yorkers who’ve always wanted a little more Canada in their lives.

A limited bar menu includes poutine, nachos, cheese fries, Nanaimo bars, Moose Ears (delicious golden Canadian doughnuts — choose your topping: Nutella, PB&J, Maple Butter, cinammon sugar), and Spicy Maple Broccoli, but this is a bar, not a restaurant. There are no reservations and no aggravation, only a tantalizing taste of the true north.

No matter how scary the world gets, Canada will always be your friend.

Wednesday, March 22

The Hudson Whiskey Feast - SOLD OUT!

You know it's a party when the serious liquor flows, and on Wednesday, March 22, Dirt Candy is teaming up for a one-of-a-kind party with Tuthilltown Distillery: a six-course Hudson Whiskey Feast. The first distillery to open in New York State since prohibition, Tuthilltown Distillery is responsible for the award-winning Hudson Whiskey line and they're sending their Whiskey Ambassador, Han Shan, to guide our guests through a night of locally-made whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes. You'll get to try cocktails made from New York State whiskey, and you'll get to try it neat.

Han Shan is still tasting and experimenting, coming up with flavor combinations that will dazzle your palate, but here's a rough menu, with the understanding that the alcohol pairings may change between now and the night of the feast:

  • Snacks (Pickled Kale Lollipop Sprouts, Shanghai Shoots, Korean Fried Broccoli) paired with a White Manhattan made from Hudson New York Corn Whiskey, Dolin Blanc vermouth, orange bitters, and brine from the Lollipop sprouts
  • Rutabaga paired with Hudson Single Malt Whiskey
  • Mushroom Mousse paired with our Brass Band cocktail made with Hudson Baby Bourbon
  • Pepper paired with Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
  • Brussels Sprout Tacos paired with Basil & Bourbon Cocktail (a crowd-pleasing cocktail from Hudson Whiskey)
  • Pumpkin Semifreddo Pie paired with Maple Cask Rye

Tickets are $120 per person, including tip (but not including tax) and they're on sale now.

Come celebrate with us just how delicious New York state can be when it's distilled down to its most basic essence and put in a bottle.